Global Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurial spirit moves across borders and spans cultures to create an international exchange of ideas, products and services that connect the world's economies.

Now is the Time to ‘Get in the Ring’: Pitch Competition Application Opens for U.S. Entrepreneurs

07/01/14 Applications are now open for U.S. entrepreneurs to compete in the second annual Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash competition.

Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash 2014

In 2013, the Kauffman Foundation was proud to serve as host of the U.S. national finals of “Get in the Ring,” an international startup pitch competition that is a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week. This year, we are hosting the North American Get in the Ring competition, bringing together innovative entrepreneurs from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico

Agriculture Tech Advances Opportunities for Entrepreneurs, Kauffman/Danforth Plant Science Center Paper Shows

04/23/14 With total food demand expected to increase 70 percent by 2050 sustainable agriculture technology will be critical to increase productivity in the face of significant environmental constraints and challenges.

Kauffman's Trending Content in 2013: Startup Data and Programs, Education Video Top the List

12/11/13 The Kauffman Foundation’s most in-demand online content in 2013 ranged from reports on first-ever metro-area startup data, trailblazing entrepreneurship online curriculum and a provocative video “Sketchbook” featuring a Harvard educator’s insights on fixing schools.

U.S. Mayors Gain Insights into Metro Entrepreneurship Issues From Two New Kauffman Foundation Reports

11/27/13 Metropolitan entrepreneurship issues are the focus of two new Kauffman Foundation reports released today at the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

EyeVerify Wins International Startup Competition After Finishing First in U.S. Finals at Kauffman Foundation

11/22/13 Kansas City, Kan.-based startup EyeVerify won “Get in the Ring: The Investment Battle,” an international startup pitch competition.

EyeVerify is Last Startup Standing in 'Get in the Ring' U.S. Pitch Competition Hosted by Kauffman Foundation

11/19/13 EyeVerify founder Toby Rush sparred verbally with seven other finalists from across the nation for the title of 'Get in the Ring' U.S. champion.

KC Mayor, Kauffman to Live Stream Conference on Entrepreneurship

11/19/13 The Kauffman Foundation, in partnership with the office of Mayor Sly James of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hosting the first-ever Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Policy Survey 2013

11/18/13 Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.